Muskogee Public Schools Announces COVID-19 Case at Pershing Elementary
MUSKOGEE, Okla. - Muskogee Public Schools was notified today, Friday, September 4, 2020, at approximately 11:00 a.m. that a certified staff member at Pershing Elementary has tested positive for Covid-19.
Through contact tracing, we know that 12 employees and 10 students were in direct contact with this staff member who tested positive. Those individuals have been notified and left the building.
The 22 individuals who had direct contact with the employee will be required to quarantine for 14 days and not report to school. The affected staff and students would return Friday, September 18, 2020.
Once MPS learned of the positive Covid-19 test result, the Muskogee County Health Department was notified of the situation. We are assisting families and staff members with concerns as we work through the first positive case in the district since students returned on Monday, August 31st.
The district is scheduled for Virtual Instruction next week - September 8th through the 11th. Students will be participating in distance learning and in-person classes will not resume until Monday, September 14th. At this time, MPS plans to resume in-person classes at Pershing Elementary for staff and students on that day.
The Maintenance Department will be sanitizing and conducting extra cleaning duties at Pershing Elementary during the three day weekend in preparation for staff to return on Tuesday, September 8th.
We will provide updates as we receive additional information.